ISLAMABAD - Raja Muhammad Bilal, president of Postal Workers Union, has warned that postal employees may go on strike against stoppage of fuel allowance to postmen and resultantly services in the federal capital may face disturbance.

According to union officials, after 30 per cent reduction in postal department budget from the government, postal officials have stopped paying fuel charges to the postmen. He said that postmen in Islamabad have been paying fuel charges from their own pockets for the last many months. Moreover, the house hiring facility of the staff has also been stopped. Bilal in a statement issued here on Sunday warned if the allowance was not resumed immediately, employees would go on strike.


National Highway Authority (NHA) has finally decided to repair Madyan-Kalam Road that has been in dilapidated condition since long.

The NHA has allocated funds for the purpose. As per official figures, a total of Rs 754 million will be spent on the road repair. Due to very bad condition of the said road, business community was also suffering, as travelling on the road is discouraging for the tourists to go to Kalam and other adjacent areas.

The main reasons behind the bad condition of the road are told to be completion of road life, heavy rains and heavy traffic.